[Distutils] "Python Packaging User Guide" has moved

Chris Jerdonek chris.jerdonek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 02:25:33 CET 2014

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:30 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 Jan 2014 17:15, "Marcus Smith" <qwcode at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fyi, the "Python Packaging User Guide" has moved from bitbucket to github.
>> The new project home is here:
>> https://github.com/pypa/python-packaging-user-guide
>> and the built site is still here:
>> https://python-packaging-user-guide.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> Guess I better make a new clone :)
>> For those who are interested in helping, a quick survey of the text will
>> show many sections marked up with "FIXME" comments.   Although general
>> editing is helpful, I think we mostly need "packaging experts" at this point
>> who are willing to invest the time in filling out and correcting the
>> sections they feel strong on.
>> As stated in the README, "The guide is part of a larger effort to improve
>> all of the packaging and installation docs, including pip, setuptools,
>> virtualenv, and wheel. Ultimately, users need more than a "guide" to feel
>> confident about the current tools. They need complete, accurate and
>> inter-consistent documentation across all the projects"
> I would include docs.python.org in that list. I've already added links from
> the relevant pages to the user's guide (as even in its current incomplete
> state it is a better end user resource than the stdlib docs), but ultimately
> we need to cull the current outdated information from the stdlib docs and
> actively promote the development of cross-version compatible packages.

Is there a description somewhere of the plan for what
packaging-related information will be covered in docs.python.org
proper (and the stages for getting there), and which information will
be off-loaded to the documentation for the other projects that Marcus
mentioned?  Will there be any planned overlap?  I seem to remember or
got the impression from earlier e-mails on the Distutils list that a
lot of the information currently in docs.python.org was going to be
removed at some point.  (Some of it still seems useful by the way, for
example by covering things that are still stubs in the PPUG.  Also by
the way, is that the right acronym for quick reference? :) ).


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